Faculty Relations Staff
Tom Bevington, Course Materials Manager
Tom joined the team at the Laker Store in 2012. He has worked in the college retail industry for 23 years with a strong background in course materials. In his free time, he likes to golf and listen to records. Tom also has a passion for everything Star Wars. Tom oversees all of the Course Materials operation on both campuses. His office is located in the Laker Store Allendale location inside the Marketplace. You may contact him at 616-331-2454 or [email protected].
Janelle Yahne, Course Materials Coordinator
Janelle joined the team at the Laker Store in July 2019. She has 15 years of customer service and retail experience from her years working at Barnes and Noble and most recently at our own University Libraries here at GV. Janelle is currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration at GV. She is an avid reader and has a carefully, curated collection of Funko Pops! Janelle assists in the Course Materials operation and her office is located Laker Store Allendale location inside the Marketplace. You may contact her at 616-331-9256 or [email protected].
Lisa Lansky, Assistant Manager at GVSU Laker Store DeVos
Lisa joined the team at the Laker Store in June 2018. She has over 14 years of retail and supervisory experience with 8.5 of those being in the college bookstore industry. Lisa loves to bake and spend time with her family and friends. Lisa assists in the Course Materials operation and serves as the contact person for the Pew Campus. Her office is located in the Laker Store DeVos location inside DeVos Building C. You may contact her at 616-331-6645 or [email protected].
Ritch Bentley, Assistant Manager
Ritch started as a student employee in October 2003 before becoming a full-time staff member in April 2006. He left the store in 2014, only to come back a few years later in 2017 to help during the busy seasons. Now back on the team in a full-time role, he assists with both the course materials team and the receiving/warehouse/web processing teams. He also works as a statistician on weekends for ESPN. When he’s not at the store or on the road, he enjoys working in his vegetable garden or hanging out on his lake. Ritch’s office is located in the basement level of the Laker Store Allendale location inside the Marketplace. You may contact him at 616-331-9560 or [email protected].